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This list of Best Free Software for Linux now includes 155 apps in various categories. Among a plethora of freeware products, we have selected some gems in each category and added them to the list with clear and brief descriptions of each app.

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ghostwriter is text editor for Markdown: http://wereturtle.github.io/ghostwriter/ yakyak - desktop chat client for Google Hangouts: https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak "... Albert is a desktop agnostic launcher, inspired by the ease of use of OSX' Alfred launcher ...": https://github.com/ManuelSchneid3r/albert "... Metiix Blockade - DNS-based ad block for your entire network ...": http://www.metiix.com/blockade
"... Plank-Themer is a small program that allow you to change Plank Dock themes without any additional consumption of resources ...": http://rhoconlinux.github.io/plank-themer/
"... Hoodie enables you to express yourself through technology by making web application development very fast, easy and accessible ...": http://hood.ie/intro/
"...PileMd is really beautiful Markdown Editor, looks like Preview ...": https://pilemd.com
Kaku is an online music player which supports many differnt platform Like YouTube, Vimeo ...: https://github.com/EragonJ/Kaku http://kaku.rocks/
"... HACER - a fast paced arcade game about digging deeper while avoiding bombs and explosions ...": https://anderssonkev.itch.io/haccer moggio - a multi-source music player: https://mogg.io/
"... pdfgrep - a commandline utility to search text in PDF files ...": https://pdfgrep.org/ "... Leo is a PIM, IDE and outliner that accelerates the work flow of programmers, authors and web designers ...": http://leoeditor.com/
"... maybe - see what a program does before deciding whether you really want it to happen ...": https://github.com/p-e-w/maybe Abricotine is an open-source markdown editor built for desktop: http://abricotine.brrd.fr/
"... Zed is a fully offline-capable, open source, keyboard-focused, text and code editor for power users ...": http://zedapp.org/
WbBrowse - web browser: http://wbbrowse.com/
Dragonfly Navigator - a simple and efficient two pane file manager with job queueing: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dragonflynavigator/ Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from cameras: http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome

Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration:

http://www.webmin.com/

"... Baserock aims to be a great way to build custom appliance systems with Linux ...":

http://wiki.baserock.org/

 

"... With TheMaker you can create, edit and preview websites ...":

http://www.makercms.org/

 

"... MonoGame - One framework for creating powerful cross-platform games ...":

http://www.monogame.net/

 

"... RStudio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for R ...":

https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/

Locationmagic - track your Linux laptop using just WiFi networks around you:

http://locationmagic.org/

Do update, man! Almost all is outdated or non free now.

It will be helpful polifazetikoa if you can list those in the comment.
"...Surfraw provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power ...": http://surfraw.alioth.debian.org

Tracks:

http://www.getontracks.org/

 

"... Juno is a powerful, free environment for the Julia language ...":

http://junolab.org/

eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise cryptographic stacked filesystem for Linux:
http://ecryptfs.org/

 

XtreemFS is a general purpose storage system and covers most storage needs in a single deployment:
http://www.xtreemfs.org/

 

Elephant is a notetaker with a classic interface:

http://elephant.mine.nu/

"... UrBackup is an easy to setup open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time ...":

https://www.urbackup.org/

 

Sismics reader:

http://www.sismics.com/reader/#!/home

"... Mondo Rescue is a GPL disaster recovery solution. It supports Linux (i386, x86_64, ia64) and FreeBSD (i386). It's packaged for multiple distributions ... It supports tapes, disks, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware Raid ...":

http://www.mondorescue.org/

 

"... MyPasswords is a very light-weight, secure and easy-to-use password manager ...":

http://mypasswords.ehsunbehravesh.com/

"... Powermanga Linux is an arcade 2D shoot-em-up game with 41 levels and more than 200 sprites : 60 different enemies, 40 meteors, numerous weapons, many end of level baddies, spaceship power-ups and lots of other surprises ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/powermanga/

 

"... Pushover ... is a puzzle game where you have to manipulate dominos that they all fall in a chain reaction according to vertain rules ...":

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pushover/

"...Batis is a way to distribute and install desktop applications on Linux. Users can get up to date software directly from the authors, whichever Linux distribution they use ...": http://batis-installer.github.io

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